The penalty phase for convicted killer Naeem Williams continues Thursday.
Williams took the stand Wednesday and held back tears as he addressed the jury and admitted to killing his daughter.
The 34-year-old man said:
"Talia deserved a better father than me. Instead of protecting her, I hurt and killed her. I am the reason she is no longer here."
Members of the jury wiped away tears as the former Schofield soldier talked about how he failed to protect his five-year-old daughter from repeated beatings and killed her instead. They also heard from Williams other children who took the stand, including his 11-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter.
"I've had nine years to think about this. I carry what I did to Talia everyday. Sometimes I don't think about anything else. I will carry that for the rest of my life," said Williams.
His final line and plea to the jury:
"I'm asking that you let me live, so that I can try to be the father for Azra and Khalif that I could never be for Talia."
Williams will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of release if the jury decides he does not deserve death penalty.